This might be (Oh heck, I'm pretty sure that it is or will be.) an unpopular opinion on this board, but I'm kind of sad that Marvel will be Bendisless for at least a year. I think that the big problem with Bendis was that he was just overexposed and on too many darn books. That, and he works really well with certain characters and certain types of books. Daredevil, Alias, Scarlet, etc. I don't think that he's a good fit for team books or for writing characters like Thanos. He could still do good work. Overall though, he obviously brought a lot to the Marvel Universe, and they got quite a bit from him. He left a legacy (Although surprisingly, for a guy who's been there for nearly two decades, he really hasn't created THAT many new or long-term characters. Especially considering the fact that he killed off dozens and dozens of established characters.), and I would have liked to have seen his future plans for his books. I AM glad that he's moving on from Spider-man, as he's had more than his say at this point. So, if they kept Bendis to one or two books (And maybe keep him away from big events.), I really don't think that there would be any problem.
But I have read some articles that claim that this is another sign that Marvel is going downhill, and I just don't see it. I do think that this is certainly a loss for Marvel, but it's hardly an end sign, and Marvel will go on. Especially after all of these movies, which seem to be where the money is these days. And there's also Jason Aaron, who could very well be the new Bendis of the MU. I wish Bendis well, and part of me is disheartened by this. Bendis didn't always do good work, but he definitely contributed, and he definitely loved the characters. So, here's to Jason Aaron.
It wasn't just Bendis. It was Millar too, and Fraction, and JMS, and Austen, and Loeb, and Slott - the list goes on and includes most of the 21st century superstars.
They specialized in "WTF" moments. Daredevil's secret identity gets outed. "WTF?" This couldn't possibly be allowed to stand and anyone reasonable knew it. Daredevil cannot be Daredevil without a secret identity. Foggy and everyone else he cared about would be dead within days if not hours. Matt doesn't have nearly the power needed to protect his loved ones from random attacks. No superhero does. You would have to be pretty darn close to all-knowing and all-powerful. Even Superman couldn't protect Lois 24/7. Secret identities are not optional unless all of your loved ones are super-powered highly trained warriors like yourself. But secret identities are "old school" so they had to go. Except they only went away until the writers got tired of the endless gymnastics necessary to somehow tell stories where Foggy isn't dead yet.
I don't like "WTF" moments. I want the writers who specialize in them to go away.